August 16, 2017

Fresh Fig Pie


With our abundant harvest of figs I wanted to try my hand, once again, at a fresh fig pie. Last year's experiments weren't all that impressive, but this one's a keeper.

Fresh Fig Pie

Have ready, pie dough for a 9-inch pie. Preheat oven to 375 °F (190° C)
  • 5 cups fresh figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Mix, fill, top with pats of butter, bake, cool, and eat!

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UPDATE: Aug. 18th - I made another fresh fig pie, this time with a handful of raisins added to the filling and a crumb topping.


It was even better! Highly recommended.

Fresh Fig Pie © Aug 2017 by Leigh 

17 comments:

Chris said...

Yummo! I'd be lucky to see 5 figs on my tree, let alone 5 cups worth. Great stuff, getting that kind of abundance from your fruit trees. Did you have to confine it with bird netting, or were the wildlife, prepared to share?

Mama Pea said...

Can you describe the taste of your fig pie? (Duh, well, it tastes like figs!) I know that's a hard one to answer but I've never tasted a cooked fig and somehow picture them as being very sweet. If you added Dan's request for raisins, that would add a lot of sweetness, no?

Leigh said...

Chris, here's hoping your fig tree grows and grows and grows. We do have a problem with birds in the figs (also wasps and bees) but they usually get the top half and this year there were so many that I think everybody got their fill. But I'm not above picking and using figs with a few bird pecks in them!

Mama Pea, they can be pretty sweet when they're ripe, but sometimes I pick them underripe just to get some. Unlike other fruits, figs don't ripen once they're off the tree. I'm guessing that there is some sweetness and flavor variation amongst the different varieties, but I've never been to a fig tasting to verify that.

Ed said...

I have gotten to the point where I make a lot of fruit pies with crumb toppings. It helps with getting rid of moisture and it is very easy to do.

deborah harvey said...

i think raisins would be too sweet unless the sugar is reduced.
you can always sprinkle a bit of sugar on it at table if it isn't sweet enough.
i soak raisins before using, sometimes in a bit of rum water.

Leigh said...

Ed, good point. And I'm glad to hear crumb toppings are easy to make. definitely going to have to try this now!

Deborah, we don't like our desserts too sweet either. But the pie wasn't overly sweet, so a taste test for sugar adjustment would work well for the raisins. Good idea about the soaking!

Tommy said...

I've never cooked figs like this. I'm a newbie with figs! Do you just blend up/mix the entire fig? No skinning or anything like that, right? The pie sounds great.

Rain said...

Wow that looks as good as sugar pie! :)

Leigh said...

Tommy, no skinning! The skin is thin and very soft. For the pie I just chopped them. I chop them for cakes and muffins as well, also to dehydrate (they dry very well and can be used in place of raisins or dates in recipes.) They also make good fruit leather!

Rain, I've never had a sugar pie but that sounds really good. Probably sweeter than this one though. :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your pie sure looks delicious! I don't know if I would like it or not. I am not real fond of figs. Nancy

Leigh said...

Nancy, yes, you'd have to like figs!

Goatldi said...

Nice pie! We had a fig tree when we lived in Fresno County on the Golden Westside. I would be curious as to the consistency more than anything. Similar to apple pie? Or a bit softer? Inquiring minds and all that.

Leigh said...

Goatldi, no, not much like apple, softer for sure. And a different flavor. Think of bland Fig Newtons. Their "secret" ingredient is orange, so they taste something like that. :)

Bill said...

I love figs! This looks like a great way to enjoy them.

Leigh said...

Bill, it's a real treat. Most of my figs get canned, dried, or made into jam, so the fresh fig pie really marks the season.

M.K. said...

Those both look fabulous! I'd love to take one to a church dinner or something next summer. We had figs this year, but also had a bit of a fig disaster when half our large fig tree fell over, breaking off right at the soil line. We needed to cut down those huge limbs anyway. Maybe next year! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Leigh said...

M.K., fig trees seem to be pretty brittle. Ours has a number of damaged branches. I think that's why some people top them to let the branches grow up like shoots. Less breakage and easier to get the figs!